Trade with Malaysia soars 23% to $620M in 2022

The merchandise trade volume between Cambodia and Malaysia totalled $620.373 million in 2022, rising by 23.33 per cent over a year earlier, with Cambodian exports accounting for a 18.03 per cent share, down by 2.11 percentage points on a yearly basis, according to the General ...

Hin Pisei

Malaysia trade surges by over one-third in Jan-Apr

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Malaysia was worth $205.2 million in the first four months of 2022, surging by over one-third from nearly $152.9 million from the corresponding period last year, according to Customs. ...

Hin Pisei

Malaysia will now reopen; embassy calls for vigilance

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia on March 9 issued a notice to Cambodian people, students and workers who are staying, studying and working there that the country was set to reopen. ...

Mom Kunthear

Kingdom-Malaysia trade tops $500M

Cambodia-Malaysia trade volume surpassed $500 million in 2021, rising by 13.14 per cent over a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Hom Phanet

Malaysia wants to learn about the management of the highly acclaimed Angkor monuments

Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, Ambassador of Malaysia has said  that the management of Angkor by the APSARA Authority has been highly praised and well-known, which makes other countries, including Malaysia, eager to explore and learn on its conservation. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NBC, Maybank launch fund transfers

Cambodia and Malaysia on August 11 officially launched cross-border payments through the National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC) Bakong system with Maybank, enabling faster and more convenient real-time money transfer between the two countries. ...

May Kunmakara

Export opportunities for chemicals and chemical products in Vietnam and Cambodia

Malaysian companies are set to explore export opportunities for chemicals and chemical products in Vietnam and Cambodia through Malaysia External Trade Development Corp signature export promotion programme, Export Acceleration Mission. ...

NST Business

Embassies repatriate 55 workers from three countries

Cambodian embassies have recently repatriated 55 Cambodian nationals who went to China, Malaysia and Vietnam to find work illegally or were duped into forced marriages. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Ket Sophann yesterday said that the embassy in China repatriated two women who were duped into ...

Mom Kunthear

Ministers meet again to send workers to Malaysia

The Labour Minister led a delegation to visit Malaysia last week to discuss sending migrant labourers and maids there with the country’s Minister of Human Resources. The Ministry of Labour issued a statement on Friday saying that Labour Minister Ith Samheng met with Human Resources Minister ...

Mom Kunthear

The big three. 2018 elections for Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia

In 2018 there will be three elections in our immediate region – the much-predicted (and confirmed by the Thai PM) Thai election, another in Cambodia and one in Malaysia. All have their very local versions of democracy which will shape the outcomes. All are vital ...

Tanutam Thawan

Malaysia, Cambodia sign new agreement to protect maids

Cambodian maids who work in Malaysia will be given smartphones, bank accounts and counselling under a new agreement signed by the two countries yesterday, an employment agency representative said – measures intended to prevent the kind of widespread abuses that resulted in a ban on ...

Yon Sineat and Daphne Chen

Workers repatriated from Malaysia

Eighteen Cambodian migrant workers were repatriated from Malaysia this week after being cheated by brokers to work abroad illegally, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday. ...

Sen David

Malaysia to establish a US$250 million Islamic trade centre in Cambodia

Malaysia is investing some US$250 million to establish a Cambodia Islamic Trade Centre (CITC) seen as positive contribution to the country’s economic development. ...

Lim Nary

NGOs help six more workers to repatriate from Malaysia

NGOs in Cambodia and Malaysia are working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to repatriate six of the 30 Cambodians who sought shelter at the country’s embassy after the Malaysian government started mass arrests of undocumented migrant workers on July 1. ...

Zsomber Peter

Embassy in Malaysia lacks funds to send workers home

An official at the Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said on Monday that with more Cambodians seeking support and refuge amid a labor crackdown by Malaysian authorities, the embassy’s budget was not enough to pay to bring them home. ...

Leng Len and Hannah Hawkins

79 migrant workers arrested in Malaysia

The Foreign Affairs Ministry says the Malaysian government has taken notice of Thailand’s recent crackdown on illegal foreign workers and begun one of its own, wrangling 79 illegal Cambodian migrant workers in two weeks. ...

Sen David

Workers rescued from Thai boats in Malaysia

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia has repatriated 14 Cambodian fishermen who fled a Thai boat and are believed to be human trafficking victims, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.​​ ...

Ros Chanveasna

Workers fear arrest in Malaysia

Cambodian workers continue to fear arrest and deportation amid an ongoing crackdown on undocumented migrant workers in Malaysia, with local media reporting that 2,000 migrants have been arrested since the beginning of the month as of yesterday.   ...

Yon Sineat and Leonie Kijewski

Government refutes claims of abuse in Malaysia

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday refuted the claims of two women who say they saw inmates at a Malaysian detention depot fatally beaten by guards earlier this year, including fellow Cambodians.   ...

Kang Sothear and Zsombor Peter

Woman back home after forced marriage in Malaysia

A woman who worked as a maid in Malaysia was repatriated to Cambodia late last week after years of abuse at the hands of her employers, including a forced marriage. ...

Sen David and Erin Handley

Maids repatriated from Malaysia

Five Cambodian workers imprisoned in a Malaysian jail were repatriated yesterday, with 13 more expected to make their way back to the Kingdom in the coming days. All 18 were jailed for allegedly lacking the proper work permits and all had been brought to Malaysia by ...

Mom Kunthear

Deal ends moratorium on maids to Malaysia

Four years after Prime Minister Hun Sen personally outlawed the practice of Cambodian women traveling to Malaysia to work as domestic servants, the two countries have agreed to restart the maid trade, according to a statement released by the Labor Ministry on Thursday. ...

Matt Blomberg and Kang Sothear

Returnee maid takes own life

A Tbong Khmum woman, whose family said she had been plagued by major personality changes and signs of mental illness since returning from working as a maid in Malaysia, hanged herself with a hammock cord in her house Sunday afternoon. ...

Sen David and Igor Kossov

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